Mari Iijima
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Mari Iijima

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Mari Iijima Interview"

"This album is about unrequited love. To me it is a universal heartache when two people's heart temperatures are not quite matching… My album is based on love stories. My love stories." - Mari Iijima
- J-Pop World


ROSE (1983) JVC Victor Japan
blanche (1984) JVC Victor Japan
Midori (1985) JVC Victor Japan
KIMONO STEREO (1985) JVC Victor Japan
Coquettish Blue (1987) Warner Music Japan
Miss Lemon (1988) Warner Music Japan
My Heart in Red (1989) Warner Music Japan
It's a love thing (1990) Warner Music Japan
Believe (1991) Warner Music Japan
Different Worlds (1993) Warner Music Japan
Love Season (1994) Warner Music Japan
Sonic Boom (1995) Warner Music Japan
Good Medicine (1996) Warner Music Japan
Europe (1997) Warner Music Japan
Rain & Shine (1998) Warner Music Japan
No Limit (1999) Marimusic/Warner Music Japan
Right Now (2001) Marimusic/Warner Music Japan
Silent Love (2003) Marimusic/BounDee
Wonderful People (2004) Marimusic/BounDee
Gems (2004) Marimusic/BounDee
Uncompromising Innocence (2006) Marimusic/BounDee
Echo (2009) Marimusic/BounDee
2 Seconds of Infinity (2011) Marimusic/BounDee



Mari was featured in LA Weekly's Best of LA People issue in May, 2011. She released her brand new EP "2 Seconds of Infinity" in July, 2011 and had a succesful tour in Japan.
Mari Iijima is an accomplished singer and songwriter who has released numerous top 10 albums through Victor Entertainment Japan and Warner Music Japan. She wrote all of the music for her critically acclaimed debut album "Rosé", which was produced by renowned composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Throughout her career Mari has worked with the music industry's greatest musicians including Alan Parson's Project, Toto, and members of the John Mayer Band. Her 2004 release, "Wonderful People" was a smash hit and stayed on the top of an Indie album chart for over 5 consecutive weeks. Mari has won several awards including the FM Osaka Best New Artist Award and the Japan Audio Society Golden Jubilee Award 2 years in a row, which is voted on by both Japanese & American judges. She was also nominated for the 2000 Los Angeles Music Awards Best Pop Artist Award for her first independently released album "No Limit". At the 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards Mari won a Best Song Award for her song “Unspoken Love” from her album “Wonderful People”. In addition to singing and songwriting Mari has also appeared in film, television, and on radio in both Japan and the U.S. In 2004 Mari starred in the short feature film "Green Tea-r" and also wrote and performed the film’s theme song, “Petal”. “Green Tea-r” won the top honor of Grandprix at the Takazuka Film Festival in Japan,Silver Screen Award at US International Film & Video Festival, and was shown at the Berlin Film Festival. In November 2006 Mari released her 20th studio album, "Uncompromising Innocence", which she wrote, arranged, and produced, with collaborative contributions from David LaBruyere (John Mayer Band), Michael Chaves (John Mayer Band, Low Millions), and Mick Karn (Japan, Dali's Car). Mari has also received proof of entry for the 50th Grammy Awards provided entries for 'Swim' a track on her 2006 album "Uncompromising Innocence". Her listed entries are for the "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" category and the "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)" category. In 2009, Mari performed in front of 6000 passionate fans for 2 nights in Japan at the Makuhari Messe in Oct, 2009. Mari released her 21st studio album "Echo" in 2009. She collaborated with Van Dyke Parks on one song.
Mari released a brand new EP called "2 Seconds of Infinity"
in July 2011.